Hurricanes: Make a Kit
No matter where you ride out the storm, you need a personal preparedness kit with adequate food, water, medications and first aid supplies to last a minimum of three days. Plan to be self-sufficient as flooding and downed power lines may make traveling difficult and stores may be short on supplies.
Make sure you have at least the following in your kit:
- One gallon of water per person per day for drinking and cooking; more for hygiene
- Non-perishable foods that don’t require cooking or refrigeration and use little water to prepare
- Manual can opener and disposable utensils, napkins, cups and plates
- A flashlight for everyone in your ride-out group; candles should be avoided
- Battery-operated or hand-crank radio
- Extra batteries to fit flashlights, pagers, radios, etc.
- Vehicle mobile phone charger, a hand-crank mobile phone charger, or a back-up mobile phone battery
- Telephone with a cord
- Important documents such as passports, wills, and insurance policies in a waterproof bag
- First aid kit
- Prescription medicines, spare eyeglasses and hearing aids with extra batteries (if needed)
- Toiletries that will last up to two weeks
- Protective, comfortable clothing, including at least two pairs of shoes
If you have pets, prepare a pet kit with
- Veterinary records
- Current photo of pet
- Enough food, water and medicine to last five days
For more information, please see the Hurricane Preparedness Booklet (pdf).
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